The Chamarajanagar district administration in Karnataka has withdrawn a controversial Covid-19 vaccination initiative — “no vaccination, no ration”; “no vaccination, no pension” — that was to start Wednesday after criticism from the Congress. On Tuesday, the deputy commissioner of Chamarajanagar district, M R Ravi, had announced the launch of the initiative in a bid to fight vaccine hesitancy.
As pressure mounts on the Karnataka government to not impose restrictions on public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi this year, enforcement agencies like the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and the police are yet to issue guidelines for the festivities this year. Various Right-wing organisations have requested the officials to not restrict Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year.
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Karnataka Bengaluru News September 1 Highlights